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Refurbished antique bedroom set painted greige with eco-friendly clay paint from Country Chic Paint

Antique Greige Bedroom Set

September 08, 2018
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Faye from Farm Life Best Life refurbished this antique bedroom set in her favorite greige color, Sunday Tea! Come and find out her secret tip for working with antique dresser drawers.


Faye found this beautiful bedroom set in very solid condition, complete with two dressers and a lovely headboard and footboard.

However, they had some nicks and watermarks in the finish that made paint the perfect new finish.

Refurbished antique greige bedroom set painted greige with eco-friendly clay paint from Country Chic Paint

Before she dove in, she gave everything a good cleaning with a mixture of vinegar and water to remove residue and contaminants.

Refurbished antique bedroom set painted greige with eco-friendly clay paint from Country Chic Paint

Refurbished antique bedroom set painted greige with eco-friendly clay paint from Country Chic Paint

When choosing colors, Faye wanted to stay in keeping with the original classic, antique look, so she chose two lovely neutrals; Sunday Tea (a warm greige), and Vanilla Frosting (an antique white).

Refurbished antique greige bedroom set painted greige with eco-friendly clay paint from Country Chic Paint

She applied a few coats of Sunday Tea over the entirety of all three pieces, then used Vanilla Frosting on the ornate detailed areas to help make them stand out.

Refurbished antique greige bedroom set painted greige with eco-friendly clay paint from Country Chic Paint

She used 120 grit sandpaper to distress the edges which is also reminiscent of the original, antique vibe.

Refurbished antique greige bedroom set painted greige with eco-friendly clay paint from Country Chic Paint

After a bit of clear top coat, this beautiful suite is finally ready for its new home!

Refurbished antique greige bedroom set painted greige with eco-friendly clay paint from Country Chic Paint

TIP: Faye used a bit of Clear Wax on the dresser drawer glides to help make them slide more smoothly. If you ever have stiff drawers, give this a try!

Refurbished antique bedroom set painted greige with eco-friendly clay paint from Country Chic Paint

Faye {Farm Life Best Life}

Hi I’m Faye ~ Farm Wife, Mom, Furniture & Decor Restorer. I have been blessed with a life of simple living, generous loving, and constant learning β€” my Farm Life Best Life!

My family and I live, love and work on our farm in the heart of Manitoba CANADA β€” amidst wide-open spaces, cattle grazing and heart-dropping prairie sunsets.

I spend every spare moment I can beg, borrow or steal β€” restoring and transforming furniture & decor from sad and bleak to farmhouse chic!

Filling OUR home, and creating pieces for YOU with country chic character and sweet imperfections!

Make sure to follow Faye on her blog, Farm Life Best Life. You can also find her on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook!

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